Technology & Information Services

Technology is a powerful tool that can be utilized in meaningful ways to positively impact the teaching and learning process and increase productivity.

The Technology & Information Services Department is organized in a collaborative, district-wide model, with a focus on technology integration at the classroom level.  An enterprise Cisco Wireless network is at the core of connectivity in the district.  The network provides students and staff with an internet connection in all of our buildings.  Since 2009 we have allowed staff and students to connect not only their school owned devices, but also their own personal devices.  Standard usernames and passwords are used for security on the network, to monitor use, and filter internet traffic appropriately per district policy.  

Infinite Campus is used as the student management system to track student information, attendance, health and more. Infinite Campus also allows parents and students to track educational and student information through a web portal or mobile application such as: attendance, health information, assignments and grades.

Google Apps is used by students and staff across the district. This service provides integrated and secure cloud based (internet based) tools like calendars, word processing, spreadsheets, forms, multimedia sharing, website development, and email.  Google Apps is available almost anywhere, on any computer or mobile device, anytime there is an internet connection.

Technology use is not just the computers. Classrooms and curriculum areas are supported with the use of SMARTBoards, LCDs, sound systems, video equipment and response tools.  Various applications are available throughout the district to enhance learning and creating end-products of value. Collaboration tools such as Wikis, GoogleDocs, and Moodle support 21st Century learning in classrooms across the district. Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, and Google Apps are used for creating documents, reports, spreadsheets and presentations. Other applications and web-based tools are used for organization of ideas, online learning, specific curriculum areas such as math and social studies, and programs to support students struggling in learning areas such as reading and math.

Integration of technology is important to the district and two part-time integration specialists serve and lead professional growth oportunties for instructional staff.   The integration specialists maintain an Integration Web Site.  This effort is anchored through our school board adopted technology goals and an all-instructional staff professional development day titled "Bring Your Best".  BHM teachers actively share their work with colleagues from within and outside our district and many are known across the state as leaders in their field and using technology effectively to support student learning.